1. Oakland Athletics' Ideal Postseason Rotation and Reliever Roles

    Celebrate A's fans: Oakland is in the playoffs for the third consecutive year. But wait. First, there's that pesky one-game, win-and-your-in AL Wild Card Game to get through...

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  2. Potential New Starters for the Oakland A's in 2015

    The Oakland A's could look a bit different in 2015, dependent on how the postseason plays out. If the team doesn't make the playoffs at all, general manager Billy Beane could put everyone in cleats on the trade block...

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  3. Oakland A's 2014 Minor League Awards

    As the Oakland A's big league team fights for its postseason life, the organization's minor league squads did well this year. The Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A) came within one win of returning to playoffs...

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  4. Breaking Down How the A's Remaining Schedule Compares to Wild-Card Competition

    After losing five of their last six games, the Oakland A's have fans wondering if it's still possible to turn things around and retake the AL West lead...

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  5. Oakland A's: Full Scouting Report on Each September Call-Up

    The Oakland A's have called up three players since the Sept. 1 roster expansion. The team has been scuffling as of late, but don't expect any of the recent call-ups to be the spark that rights the ship...

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  6. Oakland A's: An Early Free Agency and Offseason Primer

    The Oakland A's are all-in for 2014, but what happens this offseason if they lose? Heck, what decisions will the team be facing if it wins the World Series? The team opened the 2014 ...

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  7. 3 Prospects the Oakland A's Will Promote in September

    Rosters expand September 1, and although any minor leaguer who gets called up to the Oakland A's likely won't see too much playing time, certain guys may still have an impact. Typically, rebuilding teams use September to see what the kids can do...

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  8. Oakland A's: Bob Melvin's Smartest Moves of the 2014 Season

    Serious question: Would the Oakland A's have the best record in baseball—the first and only team with over 70 wins so far—without manager Bob Melvin? Perhaps...

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  9. 5 Post-Deadline Moves the Oakland Athletics Could Still Make

    The July 31 trade deadline may have passed, but the Oakland Athletics can still add to the roster to bolster their playoff chances. Before July's deadline, Oakland acquired pitchers Jeff Samardzija , Jason Hammel and Jon Lester...

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  10. Grading the Oakland A's Trade Deadline Performance

    The trade deadline is officially over, and Oakland A's fans can finally go take the shower they've been avoiding while hovering over Twitter...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 2 months ago 1,244 reads 1 comments

  11. Will the Oakland A's Continue Their Historical Second-Half Dominance in 2014?

    It's a common thought: "The Oakland A's are a second-half team." But is the notion baseless, one simply created by fans, or are the A's truly better in the final 81 games? And ...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 3 months ago 1,250 reads 0 comments

  12. Stock Up, Stock Down for Oakland A's Top 10 Prospects for Week 12

    Three months into the 2014 season, it's time once again to check in on the top 10 Oakland A's prospects. As a refresher, here's how each player looked after one week. The format will stay the same here...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 3 months ago 1,973 reads 6 comments

  13. The Biggest Questions for the Oakland A's Ahead of the Trade Deadline

    Generally speaking, the Oakland A's are a very good baseball team—one of the best teams in baseball during the 2014 regular season. But if they want to legitimately compete for a World Series title, there are a few things they must shore up...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 4 months ago 2,864 reads 16 comments

  14. 7 Under-the-Radar Players the Oakland A's Could Nab at the Deadline

    By now it should be pretty clear that no matter how much Oakland A's fans clamor for a "big" trade, it won't happen. Instead, expect an under-the-radar player to be acquired, if any at all...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 4 months ago 2,369 reads 5 comments

  15. Oakland A's Mock Draft: Last-Minute Picks and Predictions

    The 2014 MLB amateur draft begins on Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. ET. Over the course of three days and 40 rounds, over 1,000 players could potentially be selected by the 30 organizations...

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  16. Re-Evaluating the Oakland Athletics' Top Picks from the Past Decade

    Between last week's look at disappointing prospects and the upcoming amateur draft on June 5, it seems appropriate to look back at the Oakland Athletics ' last decade's worth of first-round picks...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 4 months ago 2,913 reads 3 comments

  17. Oakland A's Prospects Who Never Lived Up to the Hype

    The Oakland A's designated Daric Barton for assignment on May 15, eventually shifting him back to Triple-A. This made many fans happy. Why? Because the first baseman of the future back in 2004 never lived up to that status...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 4 months ago 2,623 reads 4 comments

  18. 9 Potential Deals Billy Beane Should Propose at the Deadline

    The Oakland A's are off to such a fine start in this 2014 season that it seems all but clear that they should be buyers at the trade deadline. Of course they don't have to, but you can guarantee other contenders will be...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 5 months ago 1,999 reads 0 comments

  19. 10 Biggest Takeaways from the First Month of the Oakland Athletics' Season

    It's been an interesting first month of baseball for the Oakland Athletics . Fans and beat writers have learned about the state of pitching, the seriousness of the offense and more in that span...

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  20. Oakland A's Prospects off to the Hottest Starts This Year

    The Oakland Athletics are off to a hot start after one month of baseball. So, too, are some of their minor league prospects. But it might not be the guys you'd immediately expect to see...

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  21. Oakland A's Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments

    The Oakland A's have the best record in the American League and the third-best record in baseball. This is not a surprise if you've been following the team for the last three years...

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  22. Stock Up, Stock Down for Oakland A's Top Prospects for Week 1

    There has only been one week of baseball—games that count anyway—but so far, so good for many of the Oakland Athletics ' top-10 minor league prospects. As per the norm, MLB ...

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  23. 6 Keys for the Oakland A's to Dominate the Series vs. the Seattle Mariners

    As the weekend approaches, the Oakland A's get set to square off against a familiar AL West division foe, the Seattle Mariners . Though the Northwesterners upgraded their roster, they're still very much beatable...

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  24. Complete Oakland A's 2014 Season Preview

    Spring training is over and after a three-game exhibition against the San Francisco Giants , the Oakland A's officially begin the 2014 regular season. The wait is nearly over, A's fans...

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  25. Oakland A's Spring Training Report: Full Update of Surprises, Busts and Injuries

    For Oakland A's fans, the term "March Madness" reflects their team's crazy spring training. One major player is out for the season and another isn't hitting...

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